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COVID-19

New York Landscape Companies Resume Full Operations Today

On Tuesday, May 12, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced low-risk businesses including landscaping and gardening would be able to reopen statewide today. Prior to this order, horticulture was designated as a non-essential business, with only landscaping for maintenance and pest control purposes being deemed essential. While this restriction isn’t as drastic as what Michigan landscapers faced, […]

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Looking at COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Landscape Maintenance Companies

The impact the shelter-in-place orders had on NALP members and their commercial clients has varied greatly. As parts of the country start to open things back up, here’s what businesses that offer commercial maintenance are seeing in the field. Which Customers Are Cutting Back For No Ka Oi Landscape Services, based in Hanapepe, Hawaii, they […]

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NALP Members Weigh in on Hiring During COVID-19

With an influx of unemployed workers available due to COVID-19 related company layoffs, if you’re looking to upgrade or grow your team, here’s what NALP members are saying about hiring right now. “In the past, maybe there was room for some ‘fluff’ but when you’re operating day to day, week to week, and there are […]

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New Normal: What Practices Landscape Pros Might Keep After COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many landscape and lawn care businesses’ routines. Some new operating methods are so successful, they may stick – even after the virus is gone. Staggered start times Rossen Landscape, based in Great Falls, Virginia, has implemented staggered start times with crews leaving at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 7:45 in the morning. There […]

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Michigan Landscape and Lawn Care Companies Are Back at Work!

Though most industry companies around the U.S. got their spring season’s started, that’s not true for Michigan’s green industry due to the state’s Stay at Home Orders. Michigan landscape, lawn care, and nursery companies along with the Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association, and NALP, have been working together to see business restrictions eased. On April […]

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Detecting and Dealing With Burnout

Burnout is caused by unrealistic expectations, either from ourselves or from others so now that we find ourselves in a rather unprecedented situation, it’s far easier to be overwhelmed by these expectations, no matter who they’re coming from. When you deal with elevated stress levels over an extended period of time it is far more […]

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Timberline Landscaping Adds New Service Line During Pandemic

The last few months have been a scramble for most landscaping companies to figure out how to adapt to the COVID-19 world. Some, have found new ways to service clients. Timberline Landscaping found a new form of revenue during the pandemic. This Colorado Springs, Colorado-based business is now disinfecting high-touch outdoor areas such as playgrounds […]

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Workforce Management & Planning in Response to COVID-19

During the fifth free COVID-19 webinar hosted by NALP, Tom Fochtman, CEO of Ceibass Venture Partners, an investment banking firm, and Bruce Wilson, owner of Bruce Wilson & Company, discussed financial-related questions about the CARES Act and how to keep your company culture strong. Taking Advantage of the CARES Act The CARES Act was signed […]

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Tips for Staying Productive While Working From Home

Prior to COVID-19, working remotely was a setup that was more common in the tech field, rather than landscaping, but as company owners strive to stay open during this period of self-isolation, remote work has become the new norm If you or your staff is new to working remote, here are some tips on how […]

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Survey Says…Lawn Care Companies Fairing Better in the COVID-19 Economy

Navigating business challenges isn’t easy for any company this spring, but as an industry, we are doing a lot better than many others. NALP surveyed landscape industry companies, the week of April 6, to learn how COVID-19 is affecting their business (and also to learn how we can provide the best resources to help weather […]

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